Celebrating 30 Years of Cayman Carnival – Batabano

Batabano is carnival on Grand Cayman. It’s a stunning festival full of colour, music and vibrant costumes which starts at the end of April and continues on until the first weekend in May. Beginning in the 1980’s Batabano has morphed into a huge event which lasts a week.

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Starting at the Marquee Plaza and ending the parade in Georgetown, this is one carnival not to miss.

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There is a kaleidoscope of music and dance which takes to West Bay Road on Grand Cayman.

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Stilt walkers, acrobats and limbo dancers are just a few of the amazing spectacles this carnival has to offer.

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Pockets of colour and banging music await you as each float approaches. The party continues on into the wee hours of the morning. All of Georgetown is awake for this amazing carnival.

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Later that night …

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Still beautiful and still dancing. Batabano will take your breath away.

Will you be here to witness Batabano 2014? Have you witnessed the festivities in the past? Tell me about your Batabano below.

For more information on Batabano visit: www.caymancarnival.com

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I saw Usain Bolt run at the Cayman Invitational

Usain Bolt ran the 100m at the Cayman Invitational with a time of 10.09sec. This was Bolt’s first competitive race of the season.


The three-time Olympic champ pulled out of the 200m race due to a hamstring injury but that didn’t stop him from winning the 100m and the crowds adoration.

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The crowd lined up outside the sports stadium six hours before the big race. Most of the people were there, just to get a glimpse of the world champion.

Have you seen the lightning Bolt?

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Stunning 46 Degree Solar Halo at Grand Cayman

halo is an optical phenomenon produced by ice crystals creating colored or white arcs and spots in the sky. Many are near the sun or moon but others are elsewhere and even in the opposite part of the sky. They can also form around artificial lights in very cold weather when ice crystals called diamond dust are floating in the nearby air.

Grand Cayman’s 46 Degree Solar Halo


Have you ever seen something so spectacular?

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I’d love to hear about your halo stories. Tell me about it in the comment section below.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UP in the Cayman Sky

High UP in the Caribbean sky sailed three generations. The elder two sailed with apprehension while the youngest, sailed in complete awe; utterly fearless as she sang beautiful wistful songs.

It wasn’t her idea. Uncle Tricky planted the idea in her little head, after his visit to Cayman Islands thirteen years ago. Parasailing was the highlight of Uncle Tricky’s visit and I think it was the highlight of little Bella and Grandpa Avventura’s to.

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We held on for dear life as Bella sang Taylor Swift songs in perfect tune, even at 400ft above ground her little voice sailed up, up and away to the awaiting angels.

Up by Jennifer Avventura Weekly Photo Challenge WordPress (3)Finally grounded little Bella said “Can we please go UP again? That was just too awesome! Pleeeease?”

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Up.

To learn more about this fabulous adventure on the famous Seven Mile Beach contact me via email: laavventura@yahoo.it or leave a comment below.

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Caymanian Spring Colours at the Beach

Spring colours have sprung on Seven Mile Beach at Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. 

ImageIt was the perfect ending to winter when 12 colourful kayaks landed in front of us on Seven Mile Beach. I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of the colourful boats set against the blue of the water and sky.

Do you like to kayak?

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge. To see more beautiful colours click the link! 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

March is Phoneography month at WordPress; it’s the month where you snap pictures with your fully loaded camera phone … if you are lucky enough to have one. I guess I am one of the unlucky ones; I am not interested in these phones nor do I ever wish to obtain one. I do have a cellphone and it has an alarm and a fully functioning calculator – I’m counting my lucky stars.

So, for the weekly photo challenge I have decided to participate anyway – using my point and shoot Sony CyberShot.

This week’s theme is Future Tense and the following photo captures this theme just perfectly.

There was promise of a sunny day in the sky until the dark, edgy, black clouds rolled in over Seven Mile Beach.


Cayman Islands is a daily wonder of fascinating sky-scapes. It never ceases to amaze me the wonders of our world.

What promising future events lie in your path?

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The signs of Rum Point at Grand Cayman, eh!

Travel signs. They are everywhere.

Do you photograph these type of travel signs while on the road?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love in the Details

Weekly Photo Challenge Details by Jennifer Avventura 2013I found an old heart
on the side of a tree
it was sitting, staring
and beckoning me.

The details evolved
with times gone past
wondering how eternal
the love would last.

-Jennifer Avventura

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao TzuImage

This is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward.

How do you move forward?

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The view from here

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

Just another lazy day sitting on the famous Seven Mile Beach. When I`m not working, I`m spending time here … relaxing.


Life is pretty good in the Caribbean, mon.

How do you spend your day off?

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